Sinking Spring, Pa – The Forino Co., L.P. is honored to announce the hiring of Jean Luc Dufrene as their new Head of Design & Architecture. Dufrene will be responsible for the drafting of new home designs across a vast array of styles and classes of residential communities in Pennsylvania and South Carolina. Dufrene’s architecture and engineering background were of significance to Forino due to our relationships and workload around multi-level, multi-family construction.
Jean Luc grew up in Galliano, Louisiana. After high school, he joined the Marines and studied engineering at Camp Lejeune in addition to being deployed to Saudia Arabia during Desert Storm for building construction support, humanitarian work, and bomb disarmament. He attended the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Design. Throughout his career, Dufrene has assisted with retail space design inside of arenas being built for professional football teams such as the Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys, and Buffalo Bills. Additionally, he has experience as a project manager, structural and material litigation investigator, as well as an AirBnB design architect in Portland, Oregon.
In September 2018, Mrs. Dufrene was transferred to John’s Island, SC for work and the couple have happily resided in their home ever since. Jean Luc and his wife, Mandy love to travel, hike, and ski together. Jean Luc is a former, professional sailboat racer that still participates in local and regional races for fun near Charleston, SC.
About the Forino Company
Since the inception of The Forino Co., L.P. in 1975, our clients have come to know the Forino Company as a High Value, Custom Residential Builder in Berks, Schuylkill, Lancaster, and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania in addition to Jasper and Beaufort Counties near Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Forino is proud of the accomplishment of exceeding $1.2 Billion is gross sales throughout their history, primarily from the 7,120+ homes built since we put the first shovel in the ground over 40 years ago. Our core philosophy has always been to maintain integrity, ingenuity, collaboration, and responsiveness. Forino has evolved from being just a Residential Home Builder into a Full-Service Construction and Property Management Firm that can provide a multitude of construction, project management, and engineering services for large-scale new construction projects. The Property Management division at Forino has a portfolio in excess of 290 units to date. Forino has been a growing name in the multifamily apartment complex building scene throughout Pennsylvania since 2012 and continues to increase unit production volume year over year. Forino is currently planning strategic partnerships in Beaufort County, SC and the Savannah, GA markets to expand their multifamily building capabilities into these rapidly growing markets where demand far exceeds the supply of rental housing.